UK Video Game Chart Deus Ex stalls Driver comeback
Square Enix’s augmented prequel holds on at the top despite a 46 per cent drop in sales.
Square Enix is celebrating a second week at the top of the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart, despite a 46 per cent drop in sales over its debut week.
Despite the large, but quite common sales drop for Deus Ex, Ubisoft’s Driver: San Francisco could only manage second place with the Xbox 360 version taking 53 per cent of total sales.
505 pair Zumba Fitness and Rugby World Cup 2011 are each down one place to No.3 and No.4 respectively, while Disney’s LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is also down to No.5.
Madden NFL 12 is new at No.12, Black Ops drops to No.7 despite a small sales increase, Cars 2 takes eighth, FIFA 11 is at No.9 and The Sims 3 rounds off the Top 10.
The only other new entry is Codemasters’ Bodycount which miss-fired and managed to sneak into the Top 40 at No.36.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 35, 2011
2. DRIVER: SAN FRANCISCO
3. ZUMBA FITNESS
4. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011
5. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
6. MADDEN NFL 12
7. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
8. CARS 2
9. FIFA 11
10. THE SIMS 3
11. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4
12. LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS
13. DIRT 3
14. ASSASSIN’S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
16. JUST DANCE 2
17. BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2
18. RED DEAD REDEMPTION
19. CALL OF JUAREZ: THE CARTEL
20. WII SPORTS RESORT
Ubisoft can’t be overly pleased with its No.2 debut for Driver: San Francisco, but the true test will be how long it can hang around the chart upper echelons as new releases hit store shelves. For Square Enix it appears to be a job well done for Deus Ex, but we won’t know exactly how it has done until the firm publishes sales figures.
Friday sees the release of Resistance 3, Star Fox 64 3D, El Shaddai, Space Marine, Dead Island and Rise of Nightmares. We expect Resistance 3 and Dead Island to perform well, each with a good chance of displacing Deus Ex at the top, but Space Marine and Star Fox should also compete for Top 10 places.